Category: Bret Easton Ellis

Review: The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis

Summary The Rules of Attraction takes place at New England’s Camden College – the starting point for many characters in Ellis’s later novels.  The novel is written in the epistolary fashion – each segment is a different character’s journal-type entry.  Sometimes these segments match… Continue Reading “Review: The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis”

Review: Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis

Glamorama is a twisted, disgusting, brilliant parody of all that was the early-1990’s. This book is Valley of the Dolls meets Naked Lunch meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets James Bond. Don’t think the combination is possible? Think again. Ellis demonstrates a superb… Continue Reading “Review: Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis”

Review: The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis

The Informers is like the sick love-child of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio and Nathanael West’s Day of the Locust. While this collection of interweaving short stories is not as shocking or subversive as, say, Glamorama, it is equally blunt in it’s chastisement of Hollywood… Continue Reading “Review: The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis”

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